Master of Engineering in Materials Processes and Technology of Composites (M-ENG MPTC)

Centrale Nantes

Program Description

Master of Engineering in Materials Processes and Technology of Composites (M-ENG MPTC)

Centrale Nantes

Materials, Processes, and Technology of Composites (M-ENG MPTC)

This Master develops skills for providing innovative and optimized solutions in the design and manufacturing of composite materials for research and in industry.

The performance of fiber-reinforced organic-matrix composites and structures are influenced by the constituting materials and the processing stage. Composite mechanical design can be efficiently and optimally performed when one has a good understanding of manufacturing influences and constraints. Therefore, the courses offered in this program will provide a theoretical and experimental emphasis on the relationships between constituents, processing, and structural design.

The program of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2. Materials, Processes, and Technology of Composites is one of four specialisms available within the Mechanical Engineering stream.

The language of instruction is English across the two years.

Curriculum

Course Content - M1

30 ECTS Credits per semester.

Autumn Semester Courses ECTS Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Continuum Mechanics 5 Engineering Materials 5
Fluid Mechanics 5 Constitutive Laws 5
Programming and Algorithms 4 Structural Mechanics 5
Numerical Methods 4 Computer-aided Design 5
Vibration and Differential Equations 4 Mechanical Design 4
Business Environment 4 Conferences and Initiation to Research 2
Modern Languages 4 Modern Languages 4

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes

Course Content - M2

30 ECTS Credits per semester.

Autumn Semester Courses ECTS Spring Semester Courses ECTS
Composites and Constituents 2 Master thesis / internship 30
Composite Characterization 4
Composite Processing Modelling 6
Composite Processing Technologies 3
Composite Structures 5
Numerical Design of Products 4
Optimization in Mechanics 4
Conferences 2

Examples of previous internships in industry:

  • Product design of a composite motorcyclist protection.
  • Sol-gel functionalization by nano-particle entrapping: a formulation for transparency.
  • Edge sealing and release agent optimization for aeronautic composite processes.

Examples of previous internships in research labs:

  • Composite design with multi-objective optimization.
  • In-situ compression of carbon-fiber reinforcements in X-Ray Tomography.
  • Modelling and characterization of thin film piezoelectric materials.

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes.

Skills Developed

  • Simulate and optimize composite mechanical design and manufacturing using numerical tools.
  • Model materials’ behavior and physics involved in composite processes.
  • Characterize and manufacture composite materials.

In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:

  • Identify models, perform simulation and analyze results.
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way.
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature.
  • Manage or be part of a project.

Prospects for employment or further study

  • Sectors: Aeronautics, Automotive, Transportation, Wind and Marine Energy, Materials Producers, Consulting.
  • Fields: Mechanical Engineering, Design, Materials, Advanced Processes, Manufacturing, Research, and Innovation.
  • Positions: Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Research and Innovation Engineer (post Ph.D.), Consultant.

Faculty and Research Facilities

This Master relies on the Centrale Nantes’ faculty, staff and research facilities of the GeM Institute, the LHEEA Laboratory, and the LS2N Institute.

Partnerships

Airbus, Renault, Faurecia, Solvay, IFREMER, CETIM.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 7, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
12,000 EUR
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Locations
France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Start date: Sept. 2018
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End date Aug. 31, 2020
Dates
Sept. 2018
France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
Application deadline Request Info
Applications for September 2018 will open shortly.
End date Aug. 31, 2020
Price
12,000 euros/2 years for non European students. Scholarships available.